Events

Previous Event: THE PERFORMANCE PIECE

Radical Ideas!  Women and the Vote

written by Mary Bonnett, artistic director, Her Story Theater

Screen Shot 2018-01-24 at 8.45.21 PMSeen through the eyes of three suffragists, Radical Ideas! is about the struggle of Illinois women to win the vote in Illinois.  Representing women from Oak Park, Chicago and Evanston who had very different approaches to political action, the play reveals how these women persevered, overcoming obstacles that men in power put in their path and getting past their own differences.

At their first major opportunity, the local elections on April 7, 1914, more than 200,000 women registered to vote in Chicago.

THE PANELS FOLLOWING THE PERFORMANCE PIECE
The performance piece will act as a springboard for discussion among a panel of women from organizations that facilitate engagement, participation & support of women in all aspects of the political process in 2018/20.

We hope for and expect lively discussion each time.  The panels will be moderated.

Panelists and Moderators

February 17

Moderator:
Ann Breen-Greco, (CWTA) Chicago Women Take Action

Panelists:

  • Joyce Chapman Women Empowered for Civic Engagement (WECE)
  • Jacky Grimshaw  CWTA
  • Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth, Indivisible Illinois

 


February 24

Moderator:
Kady McFadden, Sierra Club

Panelists:

  • Maureen Forte,Host N’ the Know with Moe
  • Annie Logue, Chicago League of Women Voters
  • Betty Magness, Rainbow Push


March 3

Moderator:
Sally Duros, Free-lance journalist

Panelists:

  • Tara Stamps, Community leader, CTU activist
  • Celina Villanueva, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
  • Kristina Zahorik, VillageTrustee, Oakwood Hills


RESERVATIONS

Make reservations online at:
https://bpt.me/3233130

THE  Art Exhibition:  5th annual CULTUREBRIDGE/KULTURBRUECKE

CULTUREBRIDGE, curated by Marianna Buchwald and Laura Engel, features the work of over 50 talented artists and photographers. Art works are for sale.

The event will take place in the gallery and there will be a short time at the beginning of each event to tour the art exhibit.

FOR DIRECTIONS to DANK Haus AT  4740 N. Western in Lincoln Square click the link below:

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/”/dank+haus/@41.9680142,-87.759275,12z/data=!4m8!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x880fd2051f2aa291:0xd61fdeab34590d9!2m2!1d-87.6892351!2d41.9680355

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Descriptions of Previous Events

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